Finally, a covered car park, due for completion this year
March 17, 2022: A new Integrated terminal building with enhanced capacity and world-class facilities is under constructionat Airport Authority of India’s Pune Airport.
AAI has undertaken the construction of the Terminal Building at the cost of Rs. 475 crore (Rs 4.75 billion). More than 55% of the work has been completed and the terminal is expected to be ready by August 2023.
The existing terminal building with built-up area of only 2,23000 sq.ft and can handle up to 7 million passengers per annum (MPPA). The new terminal will have a built-up area of more than 5,00,000 sq.ft. and when integrated with the existing terminal, will have a built-up area of 7,50,000 sq.ft. with passenger handling capacity of 16 MPPA.
The new integrated terminal building (including old building) will be centrally air conditioned with provision of 10 passenger boarding bridges, 72 Check-in Counters and an In-line Baggage handling system. The building will be energy efficient, with Four-Star GRIHA rating. Provision of 36000 sq. ft. space for Food & Beverage and retail outlets, has been reserved for the passengers.
A huge canopy on city side of the existing building and the new building together will give a magnificent look to the airport from city side.The new forecourt garden design is directly inspired by one of the most recognisable landmarks of Pune – the Shaniwar Wada Gardens.
New car park this year
To give a permanent solution to the parking issue, a multilevel car park for 1024 cars, is also under construction and is likely to be commissioned by July 2022.The multi-level car parking will be connected to the departure area with a sky bridge with staircase, escalators & elevators.
(Source: Press Information Bureau March 16 2022)